Religious Quotes

|  [On going to war over religion]        |
| “You’re basically killing each other to |
|  see who’s got the better imaginary     |
|  friend.”                               |
|  — Rich Jeni                           |

| “Is uniformity [of religion] attainable?  |
|  Millions of innocent men, women, and     |
|  children, since the introduction of      |
|  Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, |
|  fined, imprisoned; yet we have not       |
|  advanced one inch towards uniformity.    |
|  — Thomas Jefferson, “Notes on Virginia” |

| “The Bible is not my Book and           |
|  Christianity is not my religion.  I    |
|  could never give assent to the long    |
|  complicated statements of Christian    |
|  dogma.”                                |
|  — Abraham Lincoln                     |

“If you want people to believe what you said, just tell them Abraham
Lincoln said it first.”
| “You who hate the Jews so, why did you  |
|  adopt their religion?”                 |
|  — Friedrich Nietzsche                 |
|  Addressing anti-semitic Christians     |
| “Jesus may love you, but I think you’re |
|  garbage wrapped in skin.”              |
|  — Michael O’Donohugh                  |
Jesus was at a disco and having trouble dancing,
so he says “Help! I’ve risen and I can’t get down!”
Legislatures in 12 states have taken measures this year to permit the display
of the Ten Commandments in public schools and buildings. What do you think?
Today’s children need guidance. And nothing gets a bigger response out of kids
than a list of rules hung on a wall. Judith Cole, Librarian.
“The sentient may perceive and love the universe,
but the universe cannot perceive and love the sentient”
Presenting anecdotal evidence as proof is saying,
“I played Russian roulette and lived, so it must be safe.”
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| “I drank what?”                   |
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|         –Socrates                |
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If you don’t pray in my school, I won’t think in your church. Agreed?
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to
be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
       – Isaac Asimov 
“I hope Jesus was right when he said the meek would inherit the
earth; the stupid have it at the moment.” — unknown

God must love stupid people…He made SO many.

We happen to live in a pocket of negative entropy. 
As long as there are tests,  there will be prayer in public schools.

From Arthur C. Clarke
“Religion is a byproduct of fear. For much of human
history, it may have been a necessary evil, but why was
it more evil than necessary? Isn’t killing people in the
name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?”
“It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship
God, but to create him.”
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From Carl Sagan:
“Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this
astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming
it away on spiritual fantasy.”
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From John Adams, US President:
“This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were
no religion in it.”
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From George Carlin, comedian:
“Religion is just mind control.”
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From Thomas Edison:
“Religion is all bunk.”
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From Albert Einstein:
“I do not believe in the immortality of the individual, and
I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with
no superhuman authority behind it.”
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From Sigmund Freud:
“Religion is comparable to a childhood neurosis.”
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From Robert Frost:
“I turned to speak to God, About the world’s despair; But
to make bad matters worse, I found God wasn’t there.”
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From Thomas Jefferson, US President:
“I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.”
“Religions are all alike – founded upon fables and mythologies.”
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From James Madison, US President:
“Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and
unfits it for every noble enterprise.”
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From Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek:
“I condemn false prophets, I condemn the effort to take
away the power of rational decision, to drain people of
their free will–and a hell of a lot of money in the bargain.
Religions vary in their degree of idiocy, but I reject them
all. For most people, religion is nothing more than a
substitute for a malfunctioning brain.”
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From Bertrand Russell, philosopher:
“Fear is the parent of cruelty, therefore it is no wonder if
religion and cruelty have gone hand-in-hand.”
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From William Howard Taft, US President:
“I do not believe in the divinity of Christ, and there are
many other of the postulates of the orthodox creed to
which I cannot subscribe.”
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“Religion is regarded by the common people as true,
by the wise as false,
and by rulers as useful.”
 — Seneca the Younger (4? B.C. – 65 A.D.)

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